Convergent technology solutions for emergency response

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Aug 23, 2012

A recent article in Security Week online titled "Home Wifi could be used for Emergency Responders" suggests that the rapidly increasing numbers of public access home Wifi hotspots might serve as a backup communications network during an emergency. Researchers found that network access and bandwidth are available in the modern urban environment. They suggest that a secondary communication layer can be developed for emergencies that provides location tracking and communication without compromizing privacy.

As we've experienced here in the US, a major event can overwhelm traditional communications channels or disrupt them entirely. NFPA customers are already rapidly adopting digital codes and standards, and our pipeline is full of moile applications to make the job easier. 

Good that they are making a solution to a growing problem....